NVIDIA Corporation has licensed the ARM11 MPCore processor, in a move that will enable the company to add application processing functionality to its graphics and digital media processing capabilities in new system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
"Rich media applications are an essential part of next-generation consumer products," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "By embedding ARM technology in our next-generation products, we can leverage the strength of ARM technology as the application processor and deliver exciting new devices and media rich applications to consumers."
The ARM11 MPCore processor includes the ARM SIMD media extensions, IEM (Intelligent Energy Manager) technology for efficient energy management, and Jazelle technology for Java acceleration. The processor runs at up to 550MHz, uses less than 2.7mm2 of silicon excluding RAM, and consumes as little as 0.30mW/MHz using ARM IEM technology, (130nm foundry process). The processor features a high-performance memory system delivering more than 1.3 GBytes/sec and scalability to over 2,600 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS of aggregate performance in a cache coherent, four way configuration